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Re: A strange question

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 17:50:53 -0500
Message-Id: <p0510109eb7fe47abe8d8@[]>
To: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>At 06:52 PM 10/24/01 -0500, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>Hey, the following thought occurred to me. Is it legal to use a 
>>uriref in an RDF triple, where the uriref is the URL of the 
>>document in which the triple appears? In other words, can a piece 
>>of RDF refer to itself? If so, what could it possibly mean?
>>In case anyone is wondering, the issue arises when one starts 
>>playing with Jos deRoo's entailment examples, which have triples 
>>which talk about RDF documents.
>Isn't this where we have to be extra careful about use/mention distinctions?
>(Echos of Larry's draft:  does it mean the document, the content of 
>the document or something described by the document?)

Right, exactly.


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